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08 May 2014 Viet Nam

Role of FLA in Restructuring the Forest Sector

Forest land allocation (FLA) is one of Viet Nam’s most vital policies in the process of restructuring its forest sector. However, the contribution of FLA policies to better forest quality is unclear, leading to unequity and conflicts in forest land management. This difficulty was discussed by participants at the workshop “The Role of FLA in Restructuring the Forest Sector," held by Tropenbos International Viet Nam, Forest Trends and the Sustainable Forest Management Institute in Ha Noi on April 16, 2014.

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18 November 2013 Viet Nam

Charting the future of rubber

To promote discussion of the Vietnamese rubber sector’s rapid development, TBI Viet Nam organized the “Forestland conversion to rubber plantation: opportunities and challenges” workshop in Hanoi on 27 September. In attendance were Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) officials from concerned provinces, lead national forestry policy officials, and rubber industry representatives – including the head of the Viet Nam Rubber Association.

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25 May 2012 Viet Nam

Promoting agarwood-based agroforestry systems in north central provinces of Viet Nam

Agarwood trees (Aquilaria crassna) are commonly used as sources for wood chips, incense and essential oils that need further promotion within agroforestry systems in Viet Nam. They are naturally distributed in the central highlands, north central and the southeastern areas and planted in the north central area, particularly from Ha Tinh to Thua Thien Hue provinces.

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25 May 2012 Viet Nam

Tree-ring study displays effects of climate change

On 13 April 2012, TBI Viet Nam cooperated with Hue University of Agriculture and Rural Development (HUAF) to organize a guest lecture on the “ Effects of climate change on tropical forests: new insights from tree-ring studies,” for lecturers and students of the forestry faculty and staff members of HUAF.

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15 May 2012 Viet Nam

TBI Viet Nam holds a successful final phase two workshop

TBI Viet Nam held its final workshop of phase two on April 17th, 2012 in Hue, Viet Nam. The overall objective of the workshop was to evaluate the obtained results compiled by TBI Viet Nam, and to introduce the programme’s orientation thru 2016.

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15 May 2012 Viet Nam

Workshop to assess the policy and practice of Forest Land Allocation held in Ha Noi

On April 10th, 2012, TBI Viet Nam, with support from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), conducted a workshop in Ha Noi entitled, “Forestry Land Allocation: Policy and Practice.” The event was held in cooperation with the Department of Science, Technology and Environment (under MARD) and the Institute of Forest Planning and Inventory (FIPI).

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